Breast reduction surgery can help to change the size, weight, firmness and shape of breasts. You might decide on reduction surgery to feel more comfortable, reduce the limitations caused by large and heavy breasts or to alter your appearance.
At Pietro di Mauro, our medical team has many years of experience and as an active member of the Spanish Society for Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine (SECPRE), our clients are our number 1 priority. This is why, prior to any surgery, we require that all potential patients discuss their expectations in detail and undergo a full assessment to establish their current health status and medical history.
Breast reduction surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and the length of the surgery is approximately three hours. There are two different types of incisions for the reduction: anchor and lollipop. The anchor incision is when the incision is made around the areola, vertically down from the nipple and then horizontally under the breast. The lollipop incision is similar, but there won’t be any incision horizontally under the breast. The excess breast tissue, fat and skin are then removed to reduce the size of the breasts. If necessary, the nipple and areola will be repositioned.
The surgeon will work to make the breasts as similar as possible, but some variation in the shape and size may occur depending on your body, skin and incision type. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola.
After you undergo breast reduction surgery, you will need to stay overnight at the clinic. Your breasts will be covered with bandages or gauze dressing. You might have some drainage tubes in place, which will be removed when your surgeon is happy with your recovery. You will be given medication for any discomfort and antibiotics to avoid the risk of infection.
From the first appointment, Dr. di Mauro and the team will be on-hand to talk you through the surgery, the aftercare and your expected results.